The line has to end somewhere, but St Werburgh’s Road is an odd choice. While it’s only a ten minute walk through Chorlton Park for me, which is nice, there’s nothing here. Looking at the map, it’s hard to see why they’re not taking it under this bridge and on to the next proposed station, Withington. Here there’s plenty happening and that small step would open up another suburb.
Meanwhile, our new MP is spreading the scare story that funding will be withdrawn again if Manchester doesn’t agree a congestion charge. Scare stories are very much his thing; I left the Lib Dems in part over attempts to invent scare stories to undermine Manchester’s Commonwealth Games (like this one over London and the Olympics). But with the GMPTE bidding for the next phase already, there’s plenty of time to attach some strings.